David Wynne DaviesMagdolna (“Magda”) ErdohaziThomas EvansPhilip Golding-WoodCharles Hezzy GoodliffeDennis MalcolmStanley Frederick MarshallWilliam Edward Smith MarshallRobert MaxwellGeoffrey Wilberforce MilledgeJohn MossBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1909 (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1909
David Wynne Davies
Former consultant physician Alexandra Hospital Redditch (b 1924, the son of a Carmarthen general practitioner; q Middlesex 1947;MD, FRCP), died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm on 3 March 1997.After service in the Royal Air Force his first consultant appointmentwas unique–to Hollymoor Hospital, Birmingham–and providedhim with great insight into psychosomatic medicine. Subsequentlythe naming of a new postgraduate medical centre at the AlexandraHospital after him gave him great pleasure. A major triumphwas over his own illness: in 1980 a carcinoma of the larynxneeded radical surgery after a recurrence from previous radiotherapy.He mastered speech at remarkable speed, simply obstructing hispermanent tracheostomy with a finger. He leaves a wife, Margaret(a former consultant psychiatrist), and six children (four ofthem doctors).
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Magdolna (“Magda”) Erdohazi
Former consultant neuropathologist Hospital for Sick Children,Great Ormond Street (b Komárom, Czechoslovakia, 1915,where her father was a general practitioner; q Budapest 1955and Glasgow 1959), died of a stroke on 6 February 1997. In 1939she and her husband escaped to Palestine, but her family remainedand perished in the Holocaust. After the war they again fled, fromHungary to Britain, where she qualified again at the age of44 and specialised in paediatric pathology. Magda made manyvaluable contributions to paediatric neuropathology but her prioritywas to provide a high quality service. Her husband, Hugo, diedin 1983; there were no children of the marriage, but she generouslysupported a children's home in Israel.
Former deputy regional director World Health Organisation inAfrica (b Derbyshire 1906; q Bristol 1927; MFHom), died of cerebrovascularinfarction on 31 January 1997. After qualification he servedin Malaya in the colonial medical service until imprisoned bythe Japanese after the fall of Singapore. After he was releasedhe worked in Rhodesia, moving to Brazzaville in 1955 to takeup his post in WHO. He had an abiding interest in church music,singing in choirs until the last …